Category Archives: Featured Articles

The Subscription Prescription?: Subscription Services at DBW 2014

The word on everyone’s lips during the 2014 Digital Book World conference seemed to be “subscription,” whether it was in the context of the inevitability of Amazon launching their own book service or Michael Cader’s comment at the CEO Roundtable that there are lots of opportunities for subscription models at the niche level. DBW hosted…Continue Reading

All About the Kids: Launch Kids 2014

It was a lively gathering at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in NYC on January 13th, as professionals from the children’s book industry gathered for the Launch Kids conference as a part of Digital Book World. Early on in the program, Nielsen Book’s Jonathan Nowell and Jo Henry presented data stating that the main means…Continue Reading

Who’s Scouting Whom: Literary Scouts Contact Sheet 2014

The companies on our latest annual Who’s Scouting Whom Literary Scout Contact Sheet remain largely the same as previous years’. The most notable change among the agencies is the retirement of Jutta Klein at the end of 2013 and the addition of Kelly Farber. Each scout’s clients are separated by country or region, and representation for children’s…Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path: Rachel Fershleiser

With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Rachel Fershleiser…Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path: Valentina Rice

With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Valentina Rice…Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path: Paul Harrington

With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping grounds. Paul…Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path: Sarah Twombly

With the increasing fluidity among industries, it’s not unusual for executives to leave traditional publishing roles in favor of new business ventures. In this Off the Beaten Path series, we asked four former traditional publishing professionals how their publishing experience affects their roles in their current companies and what they miss about their old stomping…Continue Reading

The Next Big Thing: Business Development in Publishing

While Business Development is not necessarily one of the first departments that comes to mind when thinking of careers in the publishing industry, it is an area of increasing importance in light of the many startups and platforms that are now part of the digital landscape. The term “Business Development” or, more commonly, “biz dev”…Continue Reading

How to Get Your Second Job in Publishing

(Written from interviews conducted by Elisabeth Watson and Kimberly Lew) Getting your foot in the door is important, but it’s also only the first step in building a career in the publishing industry. Though there have been many articles and stories about how to navigate a first job, very few delve into what happens next….Continue Reading

Where Do We Go From Here?: A Survey on How to Get Your Second Job in Publishing

For almost four years, Publishing Trends’ most popular article has been a piece called “How to Get a Job in Publishing,” by Marian Schembari, a recent college grad who used her social media skills to land a job in book publicity. But getting a job in publishing is just a beginning—how and when does someone…Continue Reading